FOOD FOR THE WEEKEND: STRAWBERRY PANCAKES OR SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE IT :)

Hey guys,

I came across this wonderful pancake recipe from the author of the HELLO OCTOBER blog and I thought it would make a great weekend breakfast suggestion (dancing at the thought of the weekend, lol).  Wouldn’t you agree with me that the pancakes shown below look absolutely delicious? However, this may not be achievable for those of us who live in the tropics and so I decided to tweak the recipe a bit by replacing the strawberries for dried cherries or apricots (fresh apples can also be used) which can easily be found in supermarkets.

RECIPE

STRAWBERRY PANCAKE

STRAWBERRY PANCAKE

INGREDIENTS
100g Flour
30g Sugar
100ml Mill
1 Medium Egg
4 (or more) Medium Strawberries, Apples, Dried Cherries or Dried Apricots
DIRECTIONS
She mixed her dry ingredients together first, followed by the milk and egg, before pouring a little at a time into a lightly buttered frying pan. Once the mixture was spread to its desired shape.
She dropped the strawberries (alternatives: apples, dried cherries or dried apricots) into the mixture, this left the strawberries open on one side but if you want the fruit coated in pancake mixture then simply pop them in your mixing bowl/jug with the mixture.
She then cooked them until they were a golden brown – or as close as possible – on both sides.
Repeat this until the mixture is used up and then eat (and Instagram) your heart out.

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Do you have any pancake recipes you would love to share? I would love to hear it.

Please don’t forget to follow The  HELLO OCTOBER blog for beauty reviews and food recipes.

Till Next Time,

Stay Organically Beautiful.

Vivianne

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NAIL-SPIRATION:THE NAILASAURUS

Hey guys,

Not really the best of sports when it comes to getting a manicure as I could go weeks without getting any (I am lazy like that, lol) but I just came across this great blog THE NAILASAURUS that has the most amazing nail art ever!! It makes me want to do my nails every single day. Here are some amazing-inly creative pictures from her blog.

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Inspired by the Mehndi patterns traditionally associated with Hindu weddings

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Glitter!

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Gradient!

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Black and White Gradient

The Great Gatsby Nail Art

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I am particularly in love the Great Gatsby Nail art. Which is your favorite?

Please visit THE NAILASAURUS blog for more nail-spiration and tutorials.

Till Next Time,

Stay Organically Beautiful.

Vivianne

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EDITOR’S FASHION PICK SUB-CATEGORY

Hey guys,

Here is the newest fashion sub-category addition to my blog. It will feature specific designs from Fashion designers around the world that are a little less known but simply unforgettable.

So! Let’s start by viewing the AW13_014 from Nigerian Luxury Design Label Iconic Invanity from their Fall/Winter collection of 2013

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I particularly love the uniqueness of this piece. The fusion of African print and lustrous lace fabric is elegant yet seductive.

For me, this is a perfect blend between street fashion and high fashion; a classier version of what J.Lo would wear on the red carpet (I love you J.Lo, lol).

Please share your thoughts.

Would you like me to feature a particular piece from designer that you absolutely adore? Please send me the following details:

1. NAME OF DESIGNER

2. COUNTRY OF DESIGN

3. PICTURES OF THE PARTICULAR FASHION PIECE.

Till next time,

Stay organically beautiful.

Vivianne

BUNNIES BY MARYANNE IS COMING TO THE DESIGNERS MARKETPLACE THIS SATURDAY, 7TH SEPTEMBER 2013

Hi guys,

To my beauties in Abuja, Nigeria!!!! Bunnies By Maryanne is coming to your city!!! Where? Yep, you guessed right, at  Designers Market place, on Saturday the 7th of September 2013 at the city Park Abuja. How cool is that?

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They have the latest collection” Summer Bunny” which features a burst of colors in prints(did I say prints? heck yeah! prints are awesome), patterns and leather on display and can also be purchased at the exhibition.

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Why Bunnies? Bunnies are a great alternative to head wraps and head bands as it fuses the best qualities of both items to form a unique flexible and fashionable piece suitable for all hair types and available for both young children and adults.

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Would you be interested in viewing this amazing Bunnies Collection? Please call 08023870031 or email them at maryannealabi@yahoo.com. Please visit the Bunnies by MaryAnne website for more.

Till next time,

stay organically beautiful.

Vivianne.

INTRODUCING DFNG.COM THE NEWEST FASHION RETAIL SHOPPING SITE FOR WEST AFRICAN WOMEN

Hi guys,

Are you a female shopper-holic in West Africa? Are you tired of the hassle of ordering online from international stores (such a pain, lol)? Great news! I am excited to introduce the new fashion retail site DFNG.COM which features exclusive designs from local and international brands giving West African women the opportunity to shop for these brands conveniently.

Designs featured on this site are hand-picked to feature the highest quality of designs while fusing individual classic pieces with unique styles.  Types of female fashion pieces sold on this site include but are not limited to Day Dresses, Evening Dresses, Tops and Bottoms with sizes ranging from UK 8-26.

AX Paris White Wet Look Midi Belted Dress Cost 38GBP (N10,000). Available UK Sizes: 8-14

AX Paris White Wet Look Midi Belted Dress Cost 38GBP (N10,000). Available UK Sizes: 8-14

AX Paris Crochet Neck Blue Midi Dress Cost 35GBP (N9,500). Available UK Sizes: 16-26

AX Paris Crochet Neck Blue Midi Dress Cost 35GBP (N9,500). Available UK Sizes: 16-26

Jones and Jones Sequin Dress Cost 70GBP (N19,000). Available UK Sizes: 10-12

Jones and Jones Sequin Dress Cost 70GBP (N19,000). Available UK Sizes: 10-12

AX Paris Boobtube Paisley Dress Cost 36GBP (N9,750). Available UK sizes: 8-14

AX Paris Boobtube Paisley Dress Cost 36GBP (N9,750). Available UK sizes: 8-14

Sheer Ryder Top & Nina Pencil Skirt Set (2PC) Cost 95GBP (N26,000). Available UK Sizes: 8-12

Sheer Ryder Top & Nina Pencil Skirt Set (2PC) Cost 95GBP (N26,000). Available UK Sizes: 8-12

AX Paris Zig Zag Printed Front Dress Cost 38GBP (N10,000). Available UK Sizes: 16-26

AX Paris Zig Zag Printed Front Dress Cost 38GBP (N10,000). Available UK Sizes: 16-26

Are these pieces absolutely gorgeous or what? I absolutely love how the last piece (the AX Paris Zig Zag Printed Front Dress) flatters the plus size model. Just amazing.

Would you like your favorite local and international brands and designers to be featured on this site? Please send an email to info@dfng.com or leave a comment below this post and you will be gotten back to shortly.

Please visit www.dfng.com for more.

Till next time.

Stay organically beautiful.

Vivianne.

FASHION DESIGNERS FROM NIGERIA: MUMA & ICES

Muma & Ices is a growing fashion company in Nigeria that produces ingenious fashion accessories with the use of “Ankara”, a colourful fabric worn by many in Nigeria. This fashion company was founded in 2011 by Mercedes Nwokoma and Emeka Iweka.

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The designs of these accessories which include shoes, bags, hats and jewelry are holistic and universal and accentuates any style of clothing for any season. Here is their 2012 collection.

It’s obvious that creativity isn’t lacking in this company and I look forward to seeing and wearing more of their designs. What do you think?

For More info on this designer, visit their webpage here: www.mumaicesdesigns.intuitwebsite.com